Keystone Media Awards – Professional

Keystone Media Awards – Professional


Contest opens December 2019; Awards presented May 2020


Harrisburg, PA


PNA Foundation




The Keystone Media Awards reinforce excellence by individuals in the news media profession, by recognizing journalism that consistently provides relevance, integrity, and initiative in serving readers and audiences, and faithfully fulfills its First Amendment rights/responsibilities. Further, the Keystone Media Awards stimulate journalists to improve their craft and ultimately improve their community.

Entries are now being accepted in the 2020 Professional Keystone Media Awards contest! Deadline to submit entries and online payments is 11:59 p.m. on Friday, January 31, 2020. Mail-in or call-in payments must be received by 5 p.m. on Friday, February 7, 2020.

NOTE: If your news media company is not currently listed in the contest system drop down menu, or your circulation division is listed incorrectly, email the PNA Foundation.

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Winners will be announced by mid-April.  Awards will be presented at the Keystone Media Awards Celebration on Saturday, May 30, 2020, in Harrisburg.

Plaques will be provided to all first-place winners in attendance at the awards banquet. All second-place and honorable mention winners will receive a certificate suitable for framing.  Following the banquet, certificates will be mailed to winners not in attendance.

Plaque Order Form


Helpful Tip

Save entries throughout the year! To avoid the frantic rush during next year’s contest period, we recommend that you save your potential entries in a special file on your computer, or create a MyScrapbooks page through the BetterBNC website. Then when contest time rolls around, you simply search that file for your best work!

2020 Professional Keystone Media Awards Contest Rules 2020 Professional Keystone Media Awards Categories

New this year:  Revised circulation divisions, new broadcast divisions and new/revised categories!  Please be sure to read through the contest rules and category descriptions.

Past Winners